JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – College Football Hall of Fame head coach Lou Holtz saw plenty of Ole Miss and Mississippi State during his coaching days.
Holtz was in town on Wednesday as a guest speaker at an event for the Catholic Charities at the Jackson Convention Complex. He took some time to share his thoughts on the 2016 seasons so far for Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
While at South Carolina, the only coach to lead six different programs to bowl games actually had a 3-1 record against Mississippi State. He was disappointed in the South Alabama loss but also impressed with MSU’s performance against his former employer in the Gamecocks. Holtz said he has seen some growing pains from this year’s Bulldogs as they’ve transitioned away from former star quarterback Dak Prescott. You can see his comments in the video above.
As far as the Rebels go, Holtz actually faced them in 1981 and 1983 in Jackson as a head coach at Arkansas. He said he is impressed with this year’s Ole Miss team, despite the two blown leads to Florida State and Alabama. You can see his comments in the video below.